Get Involved in Amplifying Voices of Change!

What is Amplifying Voices of Change? Our newest initiative is all about amplifying today’s critical voices of change that are leading us toward a more equitable, sustainable and accessible world. Currently, our efforts are focused on the US election, with its global implications. We are translating election materials for the most difficult states to vote in. … Continue reading Get Involved in Amplifying Voices of Change!

How to Vote in Mississippi, Missouri, & South Carolina for 2020 [translated]

These states are considered the hardest to vote in, which is why we've translated how to videos – click a state to watch: MississippiMissouriSouth CarolinaConnecticutTennesseeTexas More Info + Get Involved Need a specific language? Leave a comment and we'll try to help!Get involved – help translate and/or share on social media.Learn more – about Amplifying … Continue reading How to Vote in Mississippi, Missouri, & South Carolina for 2020 [translated]

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Amplifying Voices of Change – How to Vote in Mississippi

Amplifying Voices of Change - How to Vote in Mississippi  Last week we discussed issues immigrant communities in the United States face when trying to cast their vote. While systematic issues have hindered voting before, the emergence of COVID-19 has presented additional challenges to ensuring equal access to voting.In an effort to help address low … Continue reading Amplifying Voices of Change – How to Vote in Mississippi

US Immigrants Face Voting Barriers – We Need Your Help

According to the American Bar Association, in the US, low voter turnout among immigrant and minority populations is structural and sometimes deliberate. One major factor they cite: lack of translated voting materials. To address this, we’re translating How to Vote in Every State – an amazing video series that is currently only available in English. … Continue reading US Immigrants Face Voting Barriers – We Need Your Help

Leading the Way in Accessibility

Amara’s mission is to foster collaboration and inclusion across the globe by enabling people to bridge language and accessibility barriers through online video content. Since 2010, Amara has been making video content more accessible through subtitles for Deaf and Hard of Hearing audiences, as well as through translations into over 300 languages. As part of … Continue reading Leading the Way in Accessibility

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Tedaga language now supported on Amara

We are proud to announce that Amara supports the Tedaga language!Supporting new languages on Amara helps strengthen their status on the global stage, and encourages its speakers to translate media into their language for local language communities to enjoy. We encourage members of our community to suggest additional languages to further our efforts. If you … Continue reading Tedaga language now supported on Amara

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Amplifying Voices of Change

Our newest initiative is all about amplifying today’s critical voices of change, who are leading us toward a more equitable, sustainable and accessible world. To start with, we’re focusing on increasing participation in the upcoming US elections. In the US, despite at least 350 languages being actively spoken, most information about voting is only available … Continue reading Amplifying Voices of Change